|Shadow in Serenity
By Terri Blackstock / Zondervan
Carny Sullivan grew up in the zany world of a traveling carnival. Quaint and peaceful Serenity, Texas, has given her a home, a life, and a child.
Logan Brisco is the smoothest, slickest, handsomest man Serenity, Texas has ever seen. But Carny Sullivan knows a con artist when she sees one-and she’s seen plenty, starting with her father. As far as Carny Sullivan can tell, she’s the only one in town who has his number. Because from his Italian shoes to his movie-actor smile, Logan has the rest of the town snowed.
My Review: The last several Blackstock books have been intense dealing with darker issues of life, one particular was Predator. This latest book is very different than these recent books. (No dead bodies) However, it is another excellent story that was both entertaining and insightful. The characters are wonderful! Carny Sullivan is a beautiful, street smart, motorcycle riding, single mom. She loves the Lord and the people in Serenity. She instantly sees through Logan Brisco, the smooth talking con artist who has his eyes set on making a fortune in Serenity. The exchanges between Carny and Logan are go from fun filled to deeply touching and everything in between.
Terri Blackstock brings home the ago old question nature or nurture. Carny and Logan both grew up under difficult circumstances, but the outcomes were very different. This story reminds me as a parent the importance of instilling good values in my children as well as a Christian investing in the lives of children around me.
This is definitely a feel good story that you will enjoy reading.
Giveaway: Leave a comment with your name, your state, and your favorite carnival ride. On September 26 at 9:00 pm (PST) I’ll choose a winner using random.org The winner can choose what format they would like for this great book.